Bratislava Castle

One of the most prominent structures in the city is Bratislava Castle.

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Sat 85 metres (279 ft) above the Danube. The “upside down table” as it is affectionately known by locals, is an imposing glaringly white block.

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You can see it from most places as it looms, in an almost affectionate way, over the town .

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The castle was converted into a Gothic anti-Hussite fortress under Sigismund of Luxemburg in 1430, became a Renaissance castle in 1562 and was rebuilt in 1649 in a baroque style.

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In 1811, the castle was destroyed by fire and lay in ruins until the 1950s  when it was rebuilt mostly in its former Theresian style.

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As usual we whisked around the outside but refused to pay to go in! I have a lot of exterior memories of places . . .

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